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‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’: Participate in a Critical Engineering NETworkshop 5-8 July

Some time ago, I blogged about how the art projects of Critical Engineers Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev give us a provoking window pane on an increasingly technology-mediated world. I’m happy they will be keynoting on Information Influx, a three-day international conference the Institute for Information Law is putting together from 2-4 July in Amsterdam. Moreover, they will be giving another NETworkshop on 5-8 July in Amsterdam, promising no little than a peek ‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’. There are still about three open slots  for anyone interested in this unique opportunity to join us in building and hacking the net from the ground (or, the command line) up. [UPDATE: the workshop is fully booked.] Continue reading ‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’: Participate in a Critical Engineering NETworkshop 5-8 July

Art as Mirror – Slab City Internet Cafe [Pic]

Reminded of the dark side of the web by all the news lately, we’re all trying to make some sense of it all. Amidst kazillions of conferences, papers, OpEds and what have you, art can offer a more captivating snapshot of the dynamics of net technology, politics and culture. And hold up a mirror to confront you with all the madness, if you like. ‘Slab City Internet Cafe’ is a funny and quite accurate installation that captures how many feel about the web today. Continue reading Art as Mirror – Slab City Internet Cafe [Pic]